Marija Fekete-Sullivan was born n 1965 in Sarajevo. She has written 50 stories for children, and adapted a further 20 stories for the book Zlatne bosanske bajke (Golden Bosnian Fairy Tales). She writes principally for children, but also for adults.
Her first book, The Mermaid's Dream, was published in Singapore. The British poet Adrian Mitchell said of it, “The stories which make up The Mermaid's Dream are in the tradition of the great Hans Christian Andersen. They are told - by Marija Fekete Sullivan - with gentle humour and rare imagination, but most of all, with love - they are love stories for children and for all adults who understand children.'
Marija wrote the Bosnian and English text of the bilingual book Zaljubljeni vuk/The Wolf in Love, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first interactive digital picture book and video game. The book offers educational audiovisual content for children, especially children with development difficulties.
Within her digital publishing project, Style Writes Now, Marija has independently published more than 100 stories by more than 50 authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, mainly in English translation.
Marija has been recognised as a distinguished independent artist in her native city of Sarajevo. She is the recipient of multiple awards and was nominated for the 2021 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.